Iowa Man Creates Invisible Airplane

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Harold Richardson of Council Bluffs, Iowa has recently completed his lifelong dream of building his own airplane. The catch, is that he didn't build just any old airplane, but one that has broken barriers never seen in the aerospace field. Richardson became a pilot in 1973 and has worked as an electrical engineer most of his life. As he began to build his experimental home-built aircraft almost 25 years ago, he had an idea to make the aircraft nearly invisible to the human eye.

Using a combination of micro-cellular photo cells, and a reflective paint, Richardson began to experiment with creating an aircraft that would allow him to see below him without using glass. "The ability to see around the aircraft is critical for the pilot, and using modern Plexiglas has severe limitations..." says Richardson. Once he was able to make the aircraft's panel almost invisible, or at least allowing him to see outside beyond the aircraft's structure, Richardson began to experiment with the idea of creating the same effect from the ground.

"I thought, how neat would it be to look up and not be able to see the aircraft flying above! It was more of a joke at first, but we started to play around with the idea and actually got it to work." Richardson is not the first to come up with the idea, but the method for achieving his almost invisible airplane is the first of it's kind in the experimental aircraft world.

Richardson told Channel 6 WOWT, "I have already been in contact with a number of institutions wanting to work with me and develop this further. I don't know if I'm ready for that, but I think it is a start."

For Richardson, his passion of engineering and flying has taken him to a new height, but he still enjoys just flying around in his airplane on calm Sunday afternoons, or sharing stories with the other local pilots. No word yet if he will be pursuing his invention further, but Richardson says that with the interest it has gained, he thinks it will be adapted in new ways soon.

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